Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway

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Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway
Kundli–Manesar–Palwal Expressway
Route information
Maintained by National Highways Authority of India
Length: 135.6 km (84.3 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Kundli
South end: Palwal
Location
States: Haryana
Major cities: Sonipat, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Nuh, Sohna, Hathin, Palwal[1]
Highway system

Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar–Palwal Expressway, is an under construction 135.6 km (84.3 mi) long Expressway in the Indian state of Haryana. The 135.6 km long Expressway has been divided into three sections of 45 km each. Five Flyovers are being constructed at places where the expressway crosses national highways, namely, NH 44 at Kundli (Sonepat) where it starts just north of Delhi, NH 10 just northwest of Bahadurgarh Jhajjar, NH 8 south of Manesar, NH 71B southwest of Sohna and NH 2 south of Palwal. In total 15 flyovers and 75 small bridges will be constructed on the Manesar-Palwal stretch and 30 flyovers and four railway overbridges will be constructed on the Kundli-Manesar stretch.[2]

Route Alignment[edit]

From North to South,

Facilities[citation needed][edit]

The 6 lane expressway will have world-class infrastructure such as parking lots, refilling stations, police stations, trauma centre, helipad, refreshment centres, and recreational facilities. The Government of Haryana envisages development of profile land uses as Knowledge City, Medi City, Fashion City, Leisure and Entertainment Cities, Cyber City and Dry-Port facility along with other similar developments.

Progress[edit]

Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway was first proposed in 2003 along with Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway. It was envisioned as Build Operate Transfer (BOT) project to construct a 135.6 km, access controlled four lane expressway from NH 1 near Kundli Sonipat to NH 2 Palwal near Faridabad.[3] Since Delhi would benefit from rerouting of the vehicular away from it, Delhi state agreed to bear 50 per cent of the land acquisition cost of the expressway.[4] The project was awarded to KMP Expressways ltd. with commercial operations supposed to begin in June 2009.

In June 2012, a revised deadline of May 2013 was fixed.[5] Repeated delays forced the Government of Haryana to terminate the contract and pay KMP Expressways and lenders rs 1,300 crore as termination payment.[6][7] Finally after intervention of Supreme Court of India in January 2015, the project was revived and new bids were invited.[8] It was also decided to upgrade the expressway to a six lane expressway.[9]

On 5 April 2016 the 53 km stretch between Manesar and Palwal was opened for public use.[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work on KMP Expressway to start soon". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "KMP e-way to partially open in March". The Indian Express. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Expressway achieves financials". moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rough road ahead". Indian Express. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lenders ask developer to give up". Financial Express. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "BJP government in dialemma". HT Media. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Haryana asks centre to take over". TOI. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Expresswat on fast track". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Work on bypass begins". TOI. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "First leg of KMP expressway opens after 7-year delay - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  11. ^ "Palwal-Manesar stretch of KMP expressway inaugurated". The Hindu. 2016-04-06. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 

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